President Buhari has pleaded with the rescued students of Government Science Secondary School in Kankara, Katsina State, not to forsake education and go back to school.
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Buahri organized a meeting with the 344 students at the Banquet Hall of the Government House in Katsina State where he spoke to them and advised them to head back to school as he could not have become president without education.
In his words:
“If I wasn’t educated, I will not be standing here today in front of you. I schooled in Katsina for nine years. I moved on to join the army, served as a governor, Head of State, went to prison, came out, and later joined politics.
“I contested presidential elections three times, and finally I was declared a winner in 2015.
“My dear children, don’t be discouraged with what has happened; give your attention to acquiring knowledge and developing good character, and you will be distinguished in life. I know that you have been through a lot.
“The suffering you went through, please put it aside and try to forget the painful experience. There is no substitute for a good education, so you must return to school and continue.”